[Advaita-l] Proper worship in Shankara's tradtion
viswanathann at al-hassan.com
Sat Feb 25 02:51:53 CST 2006
These worships of gods whether five or ten ... do they really matter!!!
when we go deep in advaitha path....(may be to start with yes...)
but ultimately...just drop everything and start looking into you...
letus try to travel towards " aham Bhramasmi"...." Tat vam asi"
I am not against worshipping...but truth is " nirvihakara"...so how come
worshipping sai / jesus/ buddha could be harmful?? (its true that they wont
pardon me if I am wrong....
----- Original Message -----
From: "harish subramanian" <athibuddhi at yahoo.com>
To: <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: [Advaita-l] Proper worship in Shankara's tradtion
What is the position of Adi Shankaracharya on worship
of different Gods (other than the five priciple
of panchayatana worship)?
Though it is acceptable to worship any of the
different gods(Ultimately,all worship leads to the
lotus feet of Vishnu). I think it is not correct
worship any Non Vedic deity as it may lead to
even reversal of spiritual progress.
For instance , reverence of sai baba or Jesus may
okay, but to worship them as God may be harmful or
Can anyone provide me Information on texts that
panchayatana (according to vaidik tradition) form
There are some clarifications in this regard
1. There is a story of Shankara stopping the
of Yama. Can I know the context surrounding this?
2. What is Shankara's position on worship of
He is not included on the original set of five
3. What is Shankara's opinion on worship of
am aware of the differnces in the two sects.But
is the position of Shankara.
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